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  • The Craft of Research, Third Editionby Wayne C. Booth; Gregory G. Colomb; Joseph M. Williams

    University of Chicago Press 2009; US$ 17.00

    With more than 400,000 copies now in print, The Craft of Research is the unrivaled resource for researchers at every level, from first-year undergraduates to research reporters at corporations and government offices.   Seasoned researchers and educators Gregory G. Colomb and Joseph M. Williams present an updated third edition of their classic... more...

  • The Monkey and the Monkby Anthony C. Yu

    University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 18.00

    Anthony C. Yu’s celebrated translation of The Journey to the West reinvigorated one of Chinese literature’s most beloved classics for English-speaking audiences when it first appeared thirty years ago. Yu’s abridgment of his four-volume translation, The Monkey and the Monk , finally distills the epic novel’s most exciting... more...

  • Redesigning Social Inquiryby Charles C. Ragin

    University of Chicago Press 2009; US$ 20.00

    For over twenty years Charles C. Ragin has been at the forefront of the development of innovative methods for social scientists. In Redesigning Social Inquiry , he continues his campaign to revitalize the field, challenging major aspects of the conventional template for social science research while offering a clear alternative.            ... more...

  • The Gargoyles of Notre-Dameby Michael Camille

    University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 39.00

    Most of the seven million people who visit the cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris each year probably do not realize that the legendary gargoyles adorning this medieval masterpiece were not constructed until the nineteenth century. The first comprehensive history of these world-famous monsters, The Gargoyles of Notre-Dame argues that they transformed... more...

  • Preschool in Three Cultures Revisitedby Joseph Tobin; Yeh Hsueh; Mayumi Karasawa

    University of Chicago Press 2009; US$ 22.50

    Published twenty years ago, the original Preschool in Three Cultures was a landmark in the study of education: a profoundly enlightening exploration of the different ways preschoolers are taught in China, Japan, and the United States. Here, lead author Joseph Tobin—along with new collaborators Yeh Hsueh and Mayumi Karasawa—revisits his... more...

  • An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nationsby Adam Smith; Edwin Cannan; George J. Stigler

    University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 18.00

    Adam Smith's The Wealth of Nations was recognized as a landmark of human thought upon its publication in 1776. As the first scientific argument for the principles of political economy, it is the point of departure for all subsequent economic thought. Smith's theories of capital accumulation, growth, and secular change, among others, continue to... more...

  • The Complete Poems of Michelangeloby Michelangelo; John Frederick Nims

    University of Chicago Press 2000; US$ 17.50

    There is no artist more celebrated than Michelangelo. Yet the magnificence of his achievements as a visual artist often overshadow his devotion to poetry. Michelangelo used poetry to express what was too personal to display in sculpture or painting. John Frederick Nims has brought the entire body of Michelangelo's verse, from the artist's ardent twenties... more...

  • Materials and Expertise in Early Modern Europeby Ursula Klein; E. C. Spary

    University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 40.00

    It is often assumed that natural philosophy was the forerunner of early modern natural sciences. But where did these sciences’ systematic observation and experimentation get their starts? In Materials and Expertise in Early Modern Europe , the laboratories, workshops, and marketplaces emerge as arenas where hands-on experience united with higher... more...

  • Utopia's Gardenby E. C. Spary

    University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 30.00

    The royal Parisian botanical garden, the Jardin du Roi, was a jewel in the crown of the French Old Regime, praised by both rulers and scientific practitioners. Yet unlike many such institutions, the Jardin not only survived the French Revolution but by 1800 had become the world's leading public establishment of natural history: the Muséum d'Histoire... more...

  • Our Magnetic Earthby Ronald T. Merrill

    University of Chicago Press 2011; US$ 17.00

    For the general public, magnetism often seems more the province of new age quacks, movie mad scientists, and grade-school teachers than an area of actual, ongoing scientific inquiry. But as Ronald T. Merrill reveals in  Our Magnetic Earth , geomagnetism really is an enduring, vibrant area of science, one that offers answers... more...